• Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general.
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    Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general.
    He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists.
    Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy.
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    US appeals court judge Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday at a...
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  • Merrick Garland says he's concerned about 'randomness' of death penalty and its 'disparate' impact on Black Americans

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Merrick Garland expressed concern about the death penalty during his Senate confirmation hearing.
    Merrick Garland in his confirmation hearing expressed serious concerns about the death penalty.
    Garland on Monday cited the "disparate" impact of capital punishment on Black Americans.
    Garland said it's "the most terrible thing" if someone is executed for a crime they didn't commit.
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    President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, Judge Merrick Garland, on Monday expressed serious concerns about the...
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  • WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general.
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    Judge Merrick Garland choked up while explaining his motivation for being a public servant.
    At his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Garland talked about how his family fled antisemitism.
    "The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back," he said.
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    US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday choked up and became emotional while discussing his motivation for being a public servant. At...
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